This episode discusses what community farming is and why it’s ideal to build a community at a farm. We share some tips on how to create a farm community and discuss how building good relationships brings value to the farm by having members share their skills and expertise.
Wildcrafting is the practice of harvesting plants and herbs from the wild for food or medicinal uses. However, most of us nowadays just buy our food and medicine from a store, and wildcrafting seems to have been forgotten. Or there might be some fear around picking plants: Is it poisonous? Will it taste really terrible?
Ivan Wadgymar (Maizal) shares his insights and experiences on the other side of farming: eating and the restaurant industry. He also talks about how the pandemic has affected his food business and what he sees as the role of restaurants in food security.
Some people when they think of farming, think only of food as the business. So if they don’t want to grow food to sell, they give up on their farm dream altogether. For folks who want to get on farms but don’t want to be farmers, these are just a few options to consider.
Why is it important for landowners and farmers to know how to observe and read nature? What are the challenges that come up when we don’t learn how to work in harmony with nature? All these and some strategies for how people can improve their nature-observing skills to increase productivity and efficiency on their farms in this podcast episode.
You Don’t Need to Buy a Farm to Farm Successfully with Angie Koch (Fertile Ground Farm) (The Hello Farmlife Podcast | S1, EP7)
Our guest Angie Koch from Fertile Ground Farm talks about how she managed to get onto someone else’s farmland as a new farmer, and has since grown a profitable farm. Whether you’re an aspiring farmer or someone who’s been in the game for a few years, you’re sure to gain a ton of insights and inspiration!
In this episode, we talk about why marketing is so critical for farms these days, and bust 3 common myths that keep farmers and other entrepreneurs from doing this essential business activity. We also offer 3 foundational tips for marketing beginners to get started on their marketing journey, and share the steps they took to successfully market their farm’s vegetable box program.
How to Balcony Garden and Eat Fresh Every Day (with Lara Mrosovsky, Miinikaan) (The Hello Farmlife Podcast | S1, EP5)
In this episode, our guest Lara Mrosovsky (a.k.a. “The Queen of Balcony Gardening”) (Miinikaan) shares tips and tricks for how to grow fresh food on your balcony in the city.
Seasonal food is alive, more fun, always changing. Many of us are attracted to it because it’s actually how our bodies are meant to eat food.
How can farmers be confident about the abundance of their harvest throughout the year especially during the winter season? Here are five insightful tips!